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Fanshawe students at it again on Fleming

Margaret Sheridan | Interrobang | News | October 8th, 2007



Fleming Drive party a fond farewell

Fanshawe students living on Fleming Drive near the school were so impressed with the College and London Police Services' Project LEARN that they decided to throw it a going away party.

The project, which ended on September 29, went out with a bang, or more accurately a smash, as the police were once again called down to the predominantly student based housing district to deal with a large number of over-zealous partiers.

“On September 28 at 11:30 p.m. the police responded to 190 Fleming Drive to investigate a large disturbance,” Constable Amy Phillipo, London Police Services Public Information Officer said as part of a press release. “Approximately 200 people were throwing beer bottles amongst themselves, and police stood by until the group dispersed.”

Unfortunately for one of the students however, the party lead directly to a trip to a local emergency room after he was hit by one of the projectiles, where he received stitches before being released.

“One male was struck in the head and was transported to hospital where he received stitches and was released,” the release continued.

“I find it hard to believe that this is the only party that got out of hand last weekend considering it was Westerns' homecoming,” FSU President Travis Mazereeuw said regarding the party. “But I didn't hear anything about that in the paper. These things unfortunately happen, and somebody got hurt.”

As for the student who was hit by the bottle, Mazereeuw can't understand the motivation for hurling them in the first place.

“Throwing beer bottles is stupid, it's dangerous and just think about the kids who walk around in the daytime,” he explained. “Do you really want broken glass around kids? It's inconsiderate, it's selfish and it's stupid.”

No charges were laid as a part of the disturbance as no witnesses have come forward. According to Phillipo, the month-long project resulted in a total 808 Provincial Offense Notices issued which included liquor license act charges, public urination and noise complaint. Twenty-seven criminal Code charges were laid.

The project will once again commence in April 2008.
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